just pulled the trigger.......
on a new shotgun. I haven't bought anything new, brand new out of box gunwise except a double barrelled 28 ga remington I got for my grandson when he was born. I usually find what I want then run the gunshows till I find one used at a reasonable price. the last gunshow I did last week I put that double on the table just to get folks to stop and look. And folks went wild, I bought it 17 years ago and doubt if I shot it a dozen times. My grandson has no real interest in hunting or shooting and I had 2 fellows from other tables, dealers trying to talk me out of it before the show started.
near the end of the first day one of the fellows came over and asked what the least I would take was and I told him just what it was marked as I didn't want ot really sell it. I put one of those don't really care if I sell it prices on it. He pulled out the cash and handed it to me! said he wanted it for the same reason, his grandson. well I just got back from a local gun shop and ordered one of the new mossberg semi auto 28 gauges. I have looked aroud on here but with tax and shipping I could order it for about $50 less direct to the local shop. and found out west virginia now does not tax gun or ammo purchases, another thing I did not know. gonna call it a late birthday present and it is basically free after selling the double barrell and some other old junk I had laying around for years.
I have read a lot of good reviews on the new mossberg and I will let you all know how it shoots when it comes in, they said about a week. I hope all the reveiws are true.......
You Marines; always playing with guns.
you should see what we play with when REALLY bored............
It's a good bet it's labeled with "this side toward enemy".
And fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit
While sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life
And drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain
Heck yeah, congrats
The 28 is sooo enjoyable to shoot..
Sounds nice @hillbille. I do not own any 28 ga.'s.
Got some 20 ga's.
A few (a'hem) 12 ga.'s.
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
Been a 4-10 guy just about ever since I could walk but have had the notion to give a 28 ga. a try someday!
Sounds like you did good with your selling & buying there @hillbille ! I look forward to hearing how she shoots and handles for you!
I just learned something the other day: .410 is 36 gauge.
I have several 28 ga and love to shoot them (all O/Us).
I have a 12 ga Browning B2000, and thought it would be nice to have the 20 ga, version.Looked off and on for 2 years and finally found one, I have yet to shoot it (to cold).
Next I will be looking for a 28 ga in a semi-auto.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
I have heard that shells are cheaper for the 28 than the .410 which are pretty pricey.
pricey if you can even find them. Had a fellow walk up to the table and we were talking about the 28ga loader I had and wondered if I had a 410 loader. He was braggin about just buying his wife a box of 410 slugs, 5 slugs for $15!!!! said he had been looking for over a year, at that price I think I would buy her something else to hunt with....... and the 28's around here anyway are roughly the same price as 20 and 12, only you can't hardly find 20 gauge either....
Call me crazy, but I still think the Taurus Raging Judge XXVIII would've been fun.
I had a Taurus Raging Hornet and a Taurus Raging Bee. I'm still kicking myself for selling them. Fun guns to shoot, but were just too heavy. Both had 10" barrels. I used them for squirrel hunting.